Mt Bakewell is a launching site for hang gliders and paragliders around York. The record so far from Mt Bakewell has been 235kms to Perenjori by a hang glider. There is no access for the public to Mt Bakewell except by these clubs.
Skydive Express offers Tandem Skydives and 1st jumps. Jumping in this area you will get fantastic views over the Avon Valley and back to Perth City and even as far as Rottnest Island on a clear day.
The facilities include pool, sauna,cafe and licensed bar - but the latter is not recommended before jumping..:-))
Skydive Express are the largest in WA and were a finalist in the Western Australia Tourism Awards in 2000 as well as wining other awards.
York has a number of sporting facilities and also a number of firsts. The town has the oldest Jockey Club in Australia – established in 1843 and the first inland Croquet Club – established in 1909. York also has a Golf Club and a Race Course which are reported to be amongst the most beautiful with their views across the valley. York also has a trotting club, the York Paceway, and a bowls and tennis club